WASTEWATER REUSE, THE 21ST CENTURY GROWTH INDUSTRY

Seven billion and counting. That’s what the world population reached in October 2011. And it’s rising at the rate of 80 million every year which means the 8 billion level should be reached in 2024. In theory it could reach that level by 2019 if there were not 42 million annual abortions.

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POWER GENERATION: A HUGE CONSUMER OF WATER

About 90 percent of the electricity generated in South Africa comes from coal-fired power stations…the Koeberg nuclear power station near Cape Town provides about 5 percent and a further 5 percent is provided by hydroelectric and pumped storage schemes.

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